Even if it's currently cold concrete and crammed with boxes of off-season duds, the basement of your home probably has loads of potential. Treat it just as you would any of the rooms above ground, and it might just become the most popular spot in the house—for a lot less cash than adding on. Here's our bottom-line advice for turning this underutilized space into a finished basement you'll be eager to spend time in.
Here are a few ideas to add to the fun in your basement remodel:
1) Put the main socializing area in a spot that gets the best natural light, to draw people in.
2) You can add Bedrooms in you finished basement and need a window for egress, so they'll need to be located at the perimeter.
3) The TV-viewing zone can be in a darker spot, to reduce glare and create a home-theater feel.
4) Store snacks and beverages in an area you can access without crossing in front of the TV.